Drought resilience: UK Groundwater Forum and NERC Water Security | 13 - 14 June

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We are hosting the UK Groundwater Forum's annual conference ‘Drought - how resilient are we?' and the NERC Water Security Workshop ‘Improving drought prediction, communication and impact assessment'.

After 18 months of below average rainfall the water resource situation in parts of the UK looks precarious with river flows and groundwater levels amongst the lowest on record. Parts of the UK are officially in drought and water companies are applying for drought orders and encouraging consumers to conserve water.

With climate change modelling suggesting that there may be an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts in the future is this a sign of things to come and a reminder of how vulnerable our water resources are? It is timely then that the NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme (WSKEP), led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, has identified drought resilience as a key priority subject.

The conference will be held on the 13 June with the NERC Water Security workshop following on the 14 June.  Both events are free to attend but registration must be made in advance by 11 May 2012.





Link

http://www.groundwateruk.org/Drought-how-resilient-are-we.aspx

Event

13 June 2012 09:00 - 14 June 2012 16:00

Published

11 April 2012